In the summer of 2015 I had a chance to travel by Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris. Thalys, as well as Lyria are subsidiaries of SNCF Voyage division, responsible for high speed international routes. Thalys was established 1996, while Lyria 2002. The common for both Thalys and Lyria is the on board service in 1st class including in seat served meals and beverages.
LGV Rhin-Rhône is the newest high speed line in France and one of the other seven LGV's (Ligne à Grande Vitesse). The train I was taking could reach the maximum allowed speed.